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Rise of the Tomb Raider's Gamescom demo puts Lara through the wringer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Gamescom demo

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Gamescom demo has made its way onto YouTube, so even if you didn’t make it to Cologne last week, you’ll still be able to say “Yes, I saw Lara Croft raiding tombs and falling down more often than the last person on a pub crawl.” Take a gander below.

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It’s all gorgeous and all very familiar – exploration from the Uncharted school, chock-full of close calls, leaps of faith, crumbling bridges and exceptionally striking set pieces. I do miss the more thoughtful exploration of the older Tomb Raiders, but gosh the new ones are rather thrilling. 

When not jumping and climbing, this modern Lara continues to be a more violent Lara. There are lots of people, presumably bad people, who are just waiting for a well-spoken English adventurer to stab them, it seems. Lara’s more murderous side was shown off at Gamescom as well. 

Oh well! It can’t all be tombs and raiding. Well, it could, but it’s obviously not going to be. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to PC in 2016.

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2 Years ago

Never been that interested in Tomb Raider, but this looks... interesting. Particularly liked the bit where she adjusts her scrunchie after getting out of the water.

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QDP2(5 hours played)
2 Years ago

It was always the puzzle-side of Tomb Raider that I enjoyed, working out your way from A to B that made the game fun. Quick-Time button pressing was usually just an irritation in the way of the next puzzle, which I found the previous game 'Tomb Raider' had a few too many of.

That being said this seems far more like the previous games, actually Tomb-Raiding . This is why I'm happy I can call myself a Hybrid Gamer, PC & Xbox One :)

Seems like I chose the right console for my gaming preference, Uncharted was always more Quick Time and fighting over puzzles (noting this is opinion, not aiming to offend any here).